Last week I, along with some of our graduating seniors, had the privilege of visiting the Holocaust Museum in our Nation’s capital. What a sobering reminder of the absolute torture and devastation that tens of millions of people endured during this horrific era.
During our visit we were able to listen to one survivor’s account of what he remembered as a small child during this time. It was an extremely moving experience to hear of the atrocities he and his family endured.
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” This old phrase, although made famous by a fictional character, is so true! Jeremiah the prophet said that our hearts are deceitfully wicked who can know them. In the gospels, Jesus said that which defiles a person comes from within. The slaughter of innocent people from the Russians and the Nazis are a telltale sign of the utter wickedness of the heart.
Our day is no different. Thousands are killed each year in the name of religion. Many others are killed because of their ethnicity. By the millions, the innocent have been murdered before ever being able to see the light of day! Jesus said in the end times men’s hearts would grow cold.
We search for answers. However, we won’t find them in money, our environment, or even in military might. The answer is plain and simple…it’s Jesus! Isaiah prophesied of his coming to earth and described him as Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Yes, Jesus was the answer, is the answer and always will be the answer! The gospel of Christ brings peace to this troubled world. There is no other way.